Upcoming conservation opportunities
Please consider helping out with the following opportunities to assist with conservation efforts in Swan Valley this fall.
1. Matt Woodard needs assistance on September 15 (note that this is a Friday, sorry for the short notice) cleaning the screens on Diamond Creek, this involves some heavy shoveling and debris removal. A crew of four to five additional volunteers would be great. I need to know who might want to help so that Matt can finalize plans with the contractor who is assisting with this effort. We will carpool and make plans once we have a crew.
2. On September 23, we will be doing our semi-annual roadside clean up. We will be meeting at the Spring Creek overflow parking lot (just before the bridge over the Snake) at 10:00. If you can assist, please contact me so that I can plan accordingly.
3. Our next effort will be working cooperatively with David Westcamp of the South Fork Initiative to plant trees along Rainey creek. This is scheduled for October 21 at 9:00 and we will meet in the lot on the right side of the road just before the Sundaes Eats and Treats ice cream store (just before the junction of Route 26 and Route 31). Again, please contact me so that we can plan accordingly.
4. The last effort I want to present is really an opportunity to witness the placement of a new diversion screen on Rainey Creek. This has been a joint effort and represents the kind of project that cooperation between SRC and others can accomplish. Kudos to Matt for leading this effort and seeing this through from inception to implementation. The installation is just up the road from Hansen Guest Ranch on Rainey Creek Road. I will be posting more details for this event in the future. This will occur on Friday October 13.
Please contact Andy Bosworth at [email protected] or 207-713-3457 to help with any of these opportunities.